Gujarat's first Mega Food Park inaugurated in Surat
Gujarat's first Mega Food Park inaugurated in Surat

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, and Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, have launched Gujarat's first Food Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park at Shahu village in Mangrol taluka of Surat district.

The central and state governments have given financial assistance of Rs 120 crore to build the mega food park on 70 acres of land. 

Rupani said, "There were more than 600 cold storages in Gujarat and that an investment to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore has been made in the food industries sector in the past few years. We want to double the income of farmers and this park forms the base of our plan. MoUs of investment worth Rs 5,000 crore would be signed at the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit."

Harsimrat Kaur stated, "The Union government has allocated Rs 7,000 crore for the food processing industries in the recent past. The government is giving Rs 10 crore for setting up of a cold storage, Rs 5 crore for a food processing unit and Rs 35 crore for a mini food park."

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